Ipswich’s Choate Bridge was completed in 1764 and is the oldest documented surviving double stone arch bridge in North America, having provided more than 254 years of continuous service spanning the Ipswich River. Photograph by Peter Falabella

A Civil Litigation Firm

Carpenter & Associates LLC was founded in 2006 to provide civil litigation services to plaintiffs and defendants primarily in business and real estate related matters. Since inception, our goal has been to deliver high-quality, personalized legal services, more efficiently and at a considerably lower cost to clients than the big, national law firms.

We are problem solvers. Litigation can be expensive and it is best viewed as a means to an end – the acceptable resolution of a dispute. Achieving client satisfaction may require litigation (offensively or defensively if the client has been sued), but negotiation and mediation are often more effective tools when balanced against the cost of extended litigation.

Our practice is mainly, but not exclusively in the Superior Courts in eastern Massachusetts. Rob is also admitted to practice in Maine and he has appeared pro hac vice in many courts around the country. Although our practice is diverse, we do not represent clients on a contingent fee basis, nor do we represent parties in employment, divorce, or personal injury matters.

With the addition in July, 2019 of L. Deborah Carpenter, P.C. as “Of Counsel” to the firm, we are now pleased to offer Deborah’s legal services in the representation of tenants, owners, and developers in commercial retail and office leasing transactions.

We welcome your interest in the firm and look forward to hearing from you.